Phone us on 0191 227 4700


Sport Central
Northumbria University
Northumberland Road
Newcastle upon Tyne 

Opening Times:

Monday to Friday: 06:00-22:00
Saturday: 07:00-21:30
Sunday: 07:00-21:30

Please be aware that Sport Central will be closed from 15.00 on Thursday 7th May as we are participating in the general and local election count.

Access after this time will be restricted to authorised election personnel only.

Normal opening hours will resume on Friday 8th May.

Please refer to individual facilities for example Fitness Centre for specific opening times.

Customer Notices

1. Smartcard Access

From the 1st September 2014 we will be enforcing without exception Membership Term and Condition 2.1 Sport Central Smartcard (“mifare card”).

All members require a Smartcard in order to access the facilities at the various sites.

Staff and Student members of Northumbria University Sport will have their access privileges uploaded to their Northumbria University Smartcard. Replacement cards must be acquired from Northumbria University Library at the associated fee payable in full by the member.

Associate, Public and Concession members will be provided with a Smartcard as part of their membership package which will be uploaded with access rights appropriate to their choice of membership package. There will be a £10 charge for replacement cards.

Book a tour

To book a tour of this amazing £30 million sports facility telephone Sport Central Reception on 0191 227 4700 or email


There is no parking on site at Sport Central.

However,  there is a car park at City Campus East and there is also an NCP car park on John Dobson street which is a short walk from Sport Central.

Contact Us

Got a comment, query or question about Sport Central?
Then get in touch with a member of our team

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